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Franklin School: 201-896-2077

Columbus School: 201-896-2074

Memorial Campus:  201-438-6390

email: judy_dodson@lyndhurst.K12.nj.us

 

As a Speech/Language Specialist in the Lyndhurst Public Schools, I work with students whose problems
with communication may affect their success in the classroom, social interactions, listening and
learning.

Currently, I provide speech and language services to students in Kindergarten to 3rd grade at Franklin School,
Columbus School and Memorial Campus.  Speech and language therapy is provided for eligible students during
the day.  Therapy may address communication needs in the areas of articulation, language, fluency and voice.
Therapy sessions are typically 30 minutes in length and usually take place outside of the classroom 1 to 2 times
per week.  Speech students often work in small groups with home practice an important part of the therapy program.

In addition to direct therapy to eligible students, there are many other roles and responsibilities of a school-based
speech/language therapist.  Speech therapists conduct evaluations for students referred for speech/language
disorders and, if eligible, develop and implement a therapy program for each student.  Collaboration with parents,
teachers and child study team members is essential to establishing appropriate goals for the therapy.  Speech/
language specialists serve as case managers for students who are classified: Eligible for Speech and Language
Services.  Other responsibilities of a speech/language therapist include scheduling sessions, therapy planning,
meeting with parents/teachers and progress reporting.  Speech/language specialists are required by the
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to continue their education in the area of communication
disorders on a yearly basis.

Speech Schedule for 2016-17:

Memorial Campus:  Monday and Thursday (afternoon only)            Tuesday (all day)

Franklin School:  Monday/Wednesday/Friday (morning only)

Columbus School:  Wednesday (mid morning and afternoon)         Thursday (morning only)

Member of the following organizations:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Bergen County Speech-Language-Hearing Association
 

For more information or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at your child's school or via email.
 

The following are links for more information about speech/language development and therapy.

American Speech-Language Hearing Association - www.asha.org

New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association - www.njsha.org

National Stuttering Foundation - www.nsastutter.org

 

Please be advised that the Speech/Language Progress reports can be viewed on the district’s Parent Portal.  The progress reports will be available for viewing when the report cards are posted each marking period.

In order to view your child’s Speech/Language progress, click the "G&O Progress"  tab on the left side.  Then click  "View G&O Progress Report" to view current progress in speech therapy.

 

May is "Better Hearing and Speech Month".  Let's celebrate!!